Commissioner Chris Dawson APM
Chris Dawson joined the Western Australia Police in February 1976, going on to provide 38 years of continuous service in country and metropolitan positions across a range of portfolios.

In 2011, Mr Dawson was State Commander for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. He was responsible for the security of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all attending Heads of State from 53 Commonwealth countries.

After 10 years as Deputy Commissioner, Mr Dawson left WA Police in 2014 to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, formerly the Australian Crime Commission. He also served as Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology during this time.

Chris was appointed as Commissioner of the Western Australia Police Force in August 2017.

Event Overview

With 38 years of continuous service to WA Police, and roles including CEO of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, Commissioner Chris Dawson has a lot of life experience to share.  This is his story. 

The Inspirational Leader Series offers you an exclusive insight into the personal journeys of inspiring leaders and offers thoughts on important factors for successful leadership gained from their personal experience.

"Leaders without scars are not leaders" - Chris Dawson APM.

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Perth as Chris shares his personal leadership story.

To reserve a table of 8 people for $544 ($68 per person), please call Client Services on (08) 9383 8000.

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2 hours


    Hyatt Regency Perth
    99 Adelaide Terrace
    Perth WA 6000